Merideth Grace Puckett is going to be a name you get very familiar with as she starts on her career. She has the voice, the contacts and the look to achieve all of the goals she has for herself. BSCKids got the opportunity to talk to Merideth on a bunch of topics.
Having already garnered praise from media outlets across the country, performing the world over on Germany’s “Superkids” TV show this past July, and continuing to gain massive exposure with her larger than life talent- young star Merideth Grace Puckett is winning over fans across the globe! The Paris, TX native’s soulful vocals transport a listener to another world, so it’s no surprise that top producers and managers are clamoring to work with her. When a friend recorded Meredith singing Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” in the kitchen, she wasn’t expecting to gain over 20-million views. “I was shocked! I was expecting maybe 100 people to hear me sing; we went to sleep that night and it was already at 11,000 views. It was amazing!”. The viral video caught the eye of someone in Merideth’s church who reached out to a guy in Nashville. That ‘guy’ was Grammy-Award winning producer/writer Aaron Pearce, who has worked with Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Willie Nelson, just to name a few.
You were first recognized when you received 20 million views for your cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” What was that like?
It was honestly pretty unexpected. I was just the plain old Merideth that liked to sing but when that video went viral it was amazing. I was so elated and excited about this.
What do you like to listen to for inspiration?
I try to pull in inspiration from every type of musical style, so on my playlists you might find such artists as Beyonce, Etta James, Alessia Cara, Aretha Franklin, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna
If you could perform with any musician, who would it be and why?
Alicia Keys, because I feel as if my style of music mirrors some of her music
How supportive has your family been about your entertainment career?
Very, They are super excited for me and willing to give it a shot
Tell us about your experience being on “Super Kids.”
It was SO amazing! I’ve never experienced something like that and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Have you had any fan interactions that have really stood out?
Yes! Sometimes when I’m walking down the street, random people will ask me “ Aren’t you the girl who sang Adele’s song? You were so amazing” and they would act starstruck. Interactions with my fans make me feel amazing and i have so many people encouraging me over social media
If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be and why?
Probably Adele because if it wasn’t for the inspiration she gave me through her music i would not be here today
What was it like coming to New York and what did you do while you were there?
I love NYC so much! There is something about the energy of the city that makes me never wanna leave.We went to some broadway shows, had some meetings, ate at some amazing restaurants, and went sight seeing
Where can people hear your music?
Right now on my Youtube page: Merideth Grace, but hopefully on other music outlets soon
How has internet fame changed your life?
It’s really awesome because I am getting the chance to interact with so many people
What are some projects that you are currently working on?
We just wrote a few songs so we are getting ready to record one of them and then possibly release an EP
Where do you see yourself in five years?
On a stage singing my latest song with a lot of people singing and dancing with me
Do you have any advice for the younger fans out there who might want to start their own music career?
No matter what be yourself and strive to better yourself each and every day
Special thanks to Merideth Grace Puckett and expect to hear more of her in the near future!